limited stock Delaire Graff

Banghoek Reserve Merlot

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R 375

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750 ml (Standard)

2016


Cultivar:

100% Merlot

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

91 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

14.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.9
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 6 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

Firm and well balanced, this Merlot is characterised by spicy, dark plum and berry flavours, whilst silky, ripe tannins ensure a long and lingering finish.

Blackberry
Blackberry

Plum
Plum

Raspberry
Raspberry

Spices
Spices

The combination of Maritime and mountain is a very unique terroir, and here in Stellenbosch it creates our award-winning Delaire Graff wines. A cooling Atlantic sea breeze washes over our steeply sloping vineyards giving us a rich intensity of fruit. Delaire Graff wines rank among the most prestigious in the Southern Hemisphere. Our unique terroir, on the crest of the panoramic Helshoogte Mountain Pass, is something our ambitious winemaker explores harvest after harvest. A long, slow ripening season ensures world-class clarets and red wines big in structure with soft tannins and elegance. Our white wines capture the freshness of the harvest, while irresistible rosé and a sparkling Brut completes an elegantly balanced portfolio. We are proud to have achieved First Growth status in South Africa – reward for creating our country’s most desirable wines on first pressing.

Challenging conditions, including extended warm weather and little rainfall, led to a reduced crop in 2016. However, the dry conditions headed vineyards and grapes which were very healthy overall. Vines produced lower bunch masses with smaller berries and concentrated flavours promising good wines.

The Merlot was vinified with care and passion. Extensive sorting of the grapes formed part of the quality management process. The grapes were de-stemmed only, not crushed, to ensure gentle extraction of fruit flavours. Punch downs only.

Matured for 16 months in 80% new French oak barrels.

Food pairing

Enjoy with veal chops and Portabello mushrooms.

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